Published August 03, 2012
Gabby Douglas' victory in the all-around gymnastics competition has a lot of people pretty pleased. Let's start with Gabby:
"That was awesome, seeing the flag raised and you're on top and the national anthem just playing," says Douglas. "You feel like you're in a concert. All these flashes ... I'm living on Cloud Nine."
Douglas also spoke about her status as the first African-American to take the gold in all-around... sort of.
Someone mentioned that I was the first black American (to win the all-around gold), and I said, 'Oh yeah, I forgot about that!' I feel so honored," she said with a laugh.
She also took to Twitter after earning gold:
WOW such an AMAZING experience! Thank you all for your support, love and prayers love you all!!!
#oncloud9 <3 — Gabrielle Douglas (@gabrielledoug) August 2, 2012
While on twitter, she noticed other people were talking about her, including gymnastics aficionado Lil Wayne.
@liltunechi: Glad i lived to see what Gabby Douglas did in the Olympics. Icon." WOW!!!! Im speechless Thank you SOO MUCH!! — Gabrielle Douglas (@gabrielledoug) August 3, 2012
However, her choice to respond to Lil Wayne's congratulations angered fellow rapper Nicki Minaj, who felt slighted.
Oh wow, I tweeted about
#Gabby earlier but she responds to @liltunechi and not me? U know what? Ima fight u. I've had it!!! — Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) August 3, 2012
Douglas would later squash the most recent Olympics-related rap industry beef since Tony Parker's eye got hurt in a Drake-Chris Brown nightclub dust-up by responding to Minaj's tweet as well, allowing the world to be at peace.
These reactions are great and all, but probably the best came from her mother, Natalie Hawkins: